Ke the Bengali friend of Reschke Chaterjee will be successful in his rickshaws business Yet Alexandra would say he was always with yes half closed restlessand was smelly Nevertheless the Indian business he was always with yes half closed restlessand was smelly Nevertheless the Indian business had the power to change Reschke humor my photoAs to the trip to Italy I won t tell you much because of the omens Early on in the storybook while together on the road they had seen four toads on the road completely flattened on the asphalt
they had tried to cross and Reschke has uttered then not had tried to cross and Reschke has uttered then not good sign Ah I ve been captivated by the couple s description of the North Germany Labskaus and Matjes also by Achim von Arnim the poet since both Reschke and Alexander liked reciting poetry I haven t watched the movie based on the novel Unkenrufe Zeit der Vers hnung 2005 See the interesting article by Jos Ri o Direitinho Cr nica de uma cat strofe anunciada in psilon Publico 19th July 2013 There you can read that the German Unification was a sort of annexation Also the last phrases of the article Mas sobretudo a participa o numa confer ncia m Oslo The Anatomy of Hate organizada por Elie Wiesel Upgrade Soul e pelo Comit Noruegu s para o pr mio Nobel da Paz ue mais revela o lado reaccion rio de G nter Grass culpando a Am rica de todos os horrores do mundo n o gostando de ver judeus americanos israelitas m maioria os patrocinadores da funda o de Elie Wiesel s o judeus No fim fica a sensa o inc moda de ue o anti semitismo dauele jovem membro da Juventude Hitleriana Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 e volunt rio nas SSnvelheceu mal I ve found in the Portuguese translation Mau Agoiro of the book several pages which will make you wonder about the kind of Portuguese you re reading Take a look at this uote Hai mui tempo ue n apanhava gansico destes c man anas l drento Is it Portuguese Of what century Maybe Galician where is you should assume it is yet it s impossible to print it via computer keyboard A satirical West meets East book in which the Deutschmark starts to do what German armies couldn t Like many of Gunter Grass works I Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist enjoyed it but was pretty sure I was missing a lot of the references Pretty disappointing for a Gunter Grass novel Though interesting historically if you don t know too much about German Polish relations after WWII the story is incredibly slow lacking i the author s treatment of his twolderly protagonists is the word i m looking for is not coming to me
so forgive me but i am about to dance around it for a bit sensitive humane sympathetic tender candid forgive me but i am about to dance around it for a bit sensitive humane sympathetic tender candid of these xactly but all of them to some xtent also astern urope whimsical and Imaginary Runner enjoyable with interesting underlying political insights regarding the former prussia and really all ofurope after the fall of the berlin wall not one hundred percent absorbing throughout but certainly very pleasant Expert both in the Germans and the poles Gunter Grass dissected both mentality fficientlyanywayI have read this novel solely to get acuainted with his too prolix narrative before reading Danzig trilogy. Notable Book of the Year Line drawings by the Author Translated by Ralph Manheim A Helen and Kurt Wolff Bo.
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my is not a for the superstitious mind When you mix toads and cemeteries and bad omens and fairy tales of old you ll likely get suspicious and most likely you ll drop reading this book But it didn t happen to me After reading the book my whole conception of cemeteries changed my photoBefore going into the book I would like to dedicate a few lines to the biography of the author G nter Grass the German writer One I knew but never read it had been some years ago when I had the chance to know and watch he would have a house in south Portugal Algarve Recently I read he used that house also one in Denmark to scape from his tiring nation My assembly of his biographical data makes me think of a sort of patriarchal figure one who at 85 had 8 children and 18 grandchildren Writer and artist he would hint at his work s modus operandi while standing up as an opportunity to work his artsculpture while seating to write down his books no cell phone no computer in his studio His political leanings were widely known as well as his 30 years of correspondence with Willy Brandt No doubt a left winger what was so special to me about him was his criticism over the German Unification ultimately his germaneness It was a union on paper not the first one in History To him those 18 million Germans of the GDR didn t have a voice on the matter Grass feared the French Daguerreotypes excess of German nationalism But most polemic was in recent years his admission of a sort of Nazi past check on the book Peeling the Onion on a concentration camp near Danzig today s Polish Gdansk Grass acknowledged his 12 year old obsessionfantasy yet defended himself while affirming he was conscripted by the Waffen SS and was not involved in military combat However he would concur we did these crimes By 1990 he used to travel very freuently to the former GDR he had set a goal to go therevery month to keep an From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read eye on the great political changeHiscological views as well and his criticism on the predatory capitalism and the American war crimes are uite public G nter Grass an unbeliever had though one belief the Sisyphus myth my photoReading The call of the toad will make you for sure recognize some of the previous lines in the male character Reschke Yes there s some similitude between G nter Grass and the grey mustachioed Alexander Reschke I ll be back on that But you ll have also while reading a much updated vision of the post Berlin Wall fall times and worries specially in Eastern Europe You can add to that the natureecological concern present in many instances a premature spring and the regret over a non white Christmas starting with the Reschke s habit of recording the sounds of the toads singing and xtracting meaning from that in different regions You cannot discard German or Polish culinary from the prose ither my photoWell the narrative of the book is provided to us by a narrator one who knew Reschke from school years They. A German art historian and a Polish art restorer find adventure and love in the cemetery business Their vi. Had a common past and now thatYou My Is Not A
Reschke Left His Diaries To The Narratorleft his diaries to the narrator one tells us the love story as if he had witnessed it from the very onset Reschke the art historian a widower meets by chance a polish widow Alexandra both in their sixties She was buying flowersfor a cemetery the place where her parents are buried The cemetery provides them the platform for an idea which will mature They wonder about reconciliation about a place where politics cannot nter where the dead can rest She invites him to her place they share the just bought mushrooms with potatoes they have coffee in the Polish way and yet their dialogue is still about the cemetery At length their relationship will mature to the marriage point but it will be parallel to the Twelve Days of Pleasure enfolding of this project a German Polish cemetery surely the Lithuanians to be included too my photoBut now a few phrases onach of the characters Alexander Reschke is a skinny tall widower whose wife died of cancer He still has grown up kids Of his infancy we get to know he was a precocious reading rat he participated in the Nazi championships with the narrator of the book Much later graduating in Hamburg he became a doctor in Art History lecturing as a university professor in the Ruhr region
he had ahad a thesis on Gods Choice epitaphs in the Churches in Danzig A professor with a dispersed character in self conflictwithcological convictions Some called him the 68 Vet my photoAs to Alexandra Piatkowska the short compulsive smoker with a strident laugh she too worked in the art field restoring sculpturesstatues in churches by applying gold on them for Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye example She also has grown up children but her husband died of leukemia some time ago Alexandra had her childhood in Vilnius When 17 she was a member of the communist youth organization she would leave the party but kept her superstitions Heryes were captivatingimpressive for Rescke She often laments the poor Poland a worthless zloty but highlights the omnipresent catholic church and trusts the power of the D mark in their business arrangement Poor Poland rich Germany Alexandra spoke German but her phrases had no articles indeed she kicked the grammar At length the couple will manage to get a property rented for 60 years You ll get interesting insights on the psychology of death and religion like this one most of East Germans didn t want a priest in their funerals But their couple s cemetery will be a safe harbor for Catholics as well as Protestants Incineration is admitted too and favored The Raduna canal stinks Maybe you re right Alexandra we Germans don t have a vein for happiness I would like to see Naples then I can die Alexandra As you might guess the cemetery business would thrive It would turn profitable Other characters of interest are the Bengali Chaterjee and an old woman a cemetery society partner soon to die whose dialect makes the author venture into language itself creating a challenge for the translator Alexandra though she doesn t li. Sion is to offer plots in Gdansk to those Germans who had been xiled after World War II A New York Times. .